Genesis: how Super Touring came to life

Genesis: how Super Touring came to life

The two-litre touring car regulations started as a simple concept in Britain, but rapidly spread around the world, attracting many of the major manufacturers and thousands of fans. But whose idea was it? GARY WATKINS asks the category's main players to find out

It is arguably the most important British export in motorsport history. What started as the 'two-litre touring car formula', conceived to breathe new life into the British Touring Car Championship, spread around the globe as Class 2 and then Super Touring.

Yet the significance of the category goes beyond its successes through the 1990s. It remodelled the motorsport landscape.

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